Kerala style fish curry / naadan meen curry

Main Dish
4 servings
15 min
35 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
Fish- ½ kg

Shallots(sliced)- 10-11 nos

Ginger(minced)- 2 tablespoons

Garlic(minced)- 2 tablespoons

Green chillies- 3 nos

Curry leaves- few

Red chilli powder- 2 tablespoons

Coriander powder- 1 tablespoons

Turmeric powder- ½ teaspoon

Fenugreek powder- ¼ teaspoon

Kudam puli / kokum- 2nos

Oil 2 tablespoons

Mustard seeds- 1 teaspoon

Fenugreek seeds-1/2 teaspoon


  • Wash the fish neatly and drain it. Pour oil in an earthen ware and when it is hot add mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds.
  • When they splutter, add sliced onions, ginger, garlic, green chillies and curry leaves. Stir well.
  • Add the kudam puli and mix well. Now add red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and fenugreek powder and mix well.
  • When the raw smell of the powders is gone, add little water. When the water gets to the boiling point, add the fish pieces and let it cook in simmer till the fish is well cooked.
  • Make sure you do not stir in between as this can mash the fish pieces. Just rotate the earthen ware to ensure that the fish and masala are mixed well.
  • When the gravy becomes thick remove from flame.Serve this with hot rice.


Kerala Style Fish Curry / Naadan Meen Curry, photo 1Kerala Style Fish Curry / Naadan Meen Curry, photo 2


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pallavinay, 21/02/2011

This is how we prepare the classic fish curry in Mangalore also. Excellent receipe. Thank you for posting it.

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